Children caught father digging secret grave after killing wife in Ogun

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Sodiq Ojuroungbe 


The Ogun state police command on Monday said it has arrested a 40-year-old man, Olanrewaju Bamidele for allegedly beating and stabbing his wife, Adenike to death .


It was gathered that the incident occurred on Sunday, January 19, 2020 following a misunderstanding between the couple that lived  at Bisodun village ,Ofada in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun state .


The Police Public Relations Officer in the state , Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement said 15 year-old son of the victim , Ayomide  reported that his deceased mother had a misunderstanding with his father which resulted to fight between them. 


According to Oyeyemi , Ayomide stated further that his father used a big stick to beat the victim to comma, after which he used a screw driver to stab her on the head resulting to the death of his mother.         

He said ” On the strength of the report, the Officer in-charge Ofada Police post, DSP Akinfolahan Oluseye led his men to the scene at Bisodun village via Ofada where the suspect who has been held down by the people of the Community was handed over to the police and he was immediately taken to  Owode-Egba divisional headquarters where he is currently interrogated.


“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is found of beating his wife from time to time, and after beating  the woman to death.


“He was about to bury the woman secretly when the deceased children who saw him digging a grave by the side of his house alerted their neighbours who rushed to the scene and held him down before the arrival of the police.

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“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at Olabisi Onabanjo teaching hospital mortuary Sagamu for  an autopsy.


“While the screw driver and the stick which the suspect used to kill the victim have also been recovered.”


The  PPRO said the Commissioner of Police in the state , Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.


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